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Track Record

2017

Corporate matters for a solar crowdfunding company (ongoing)

Advising a solar crowdfunding company on its ongoing corporate matters (ongoing)

Advising an asset manager on MiFID II (Q3 2017)

Advising an asset manager on the impact of MiFID II as currently set to take effect from 3 January 2018

Equity investment in FABPulous (Q2 2017)

Acting as corporate transactional attorney on an equity investment by a.o. Swanbridge Capital and Health Innovation Fund II in FABPulous, a Venture Capital-backed, innovative healthcare company which develops and markets solutions for better diagnostics in primary care and emergency medicine

Health Investment Partners (HIP) acquires minority stake in a QRS Group (Q2 2017)

Acting as corporate transactional attorney on the acquisition by Health Investment Partners (HIP) of a minority stake in QRS Group, a Dutch distributor of medical devices and supplies

Advising a pension fund regarding its real estate portfolio (Q2 2017)

Advising a pension fund with regard to the asset management of its real estate portfolio

Advising an investment platform with regard to AFM license (Q1 2017)

Advising an investment platform with regard to obtaining an AFM license to render certain investment services

Equity Investment in Felyx e-scooter sharing (Q1 2017)

Advising Felyx e-scooter sharing on raising seed financing 

Investment in The Public House of Art (Q1 2017)

Advising an online art retailer on raising financing

Equity Investment round Metalmembranes (Q1 2017)

Acting as corporate transactional attorney on the acquisition by ICOS Capital and Doefonds Fryslân of a minority stake in Metalmembranes

Debt Investment round Rose & Vanilla (Q1 2017)

Advising Rose & Vanilla on raising seed financing

Closing Future Food Fund (Q1 2017)

Advising on the Legal structure and closing of Future Food Fund, a new Dutch based SEED Capital fund targeting the agri-horti-food sector

Initiating appeal proceedings on grounds of misleading conduct (Q1 2017)

Initiating appeal proceedings before the Court of Appeal of The Hague against a collective investment scheme and its manager on grounds of misleading conduct

Representing an asset manager against an investment claim (Q1 2017)

Representing an asset manager with regards to an alleged breach of duty of care​

Closing SEED Capital fund targeting the agri-horti-food sector (Q1 2017)

Advising on the legal structure and closing of a new Dutch based SEED Capital fund targeting the agri-horti-food sector

2016

Advising a pension fund with regard to custody services (Q4 2016)

Advising a Dutch pension fund on the transfer to a new custodian, including negotiating relevant legal documentation

NPEX-listing of corporate bonds (Q4 2016)

Acting for a manufacturer of 100% electric tuktuks on the offering, issue and NPEX-listing of corporate bonds, including advising on the regulatory framework and drafting legal documentation

Acquisition of Dutch-based company by US strategic buyer (Q4 2016)

Acting for the seller on the cross-border acquisition of a Dutch-based company active in the pest repellent industry, including negotiating transaction documentation

Series A preferred equity investment in tech company (Q3 2016)

Acting for a professional VC fund on its Series A preferred equity investment in a Dutch based tech company which develops and markets a telemedicine videoconferencing solution in Europe and the US, including performing a legal due diligence investigation and drafting legal documentation

(prior to founding VESPER Attorneys)​

Advice on the cancellation of a complex services agreement (Q2 2016)

Advising a professional online platform on the cancellation of a complex services agreement​

Advice on independent contractor relationships (Q2 2016)
Advising multiple clients on the impact of the Deregulation of Assessment of Independent Contractor Status Act (‘Wet Deregulering beoordeling Arbeidsrelaties’ or ‘Wet DBA’), including drafting several contractor agreements in compliance with Dutch Tax Authorities requirements​

Private placement of shares in foreign financial enterprise (Q2 2016)

Acting for a shareholder in a foreign financial enterprise on the private placement offering of shares to HNIs in The Netherlands, including advising on Dutch regulatory aspects, preparing an offering memorandum and drafting legal documentation

Drafting and negotiating asset management agreement (Q2 2016)

Drafting and negotiating an asset management agreement between an asset manager and its professional client

Advice on several sports management contracts (Q2 2016)

Advising managers and coaches of Pro-leaugue Hockey Clubs on their contractor relationships, including drafting of multi-year sports management agreements

Representing an investment adviser against an investment claim (Q2 2016)

Representing an investment adviser against a claim lodged by one of its non-professional clients on grounds of alleged breach of duty of care

Equity investment round online department store (Q2 2016)

Acting for the founders of an online department store on an equity investment by informal investors, including the implementation of a management participation scheme and drafting legal documentation​

Collective dismissal (Q2 2016)

Acting for a group of employees in a business reorganization process after their announced redundancy

Transfer of ​business ​undertaking advertising agency (Q1 2016)

Representing a seller on the sale and transfer of the business undertaking of an Amsterdam based advertising agency, including drafting legal documentation

2015

Restructuring of multiple-party convertible loan (Q4 2015)

Acting for an Angel-syndicate on the restructuring of a multiple-party convertible loan made available to a Dutch company active in the fashion industry, including drafting legal documentation

Initiating proceedings on grounds of misleading conduct (Q4 2015)

Initiating proceedings before the District Court of The Hague against a collective investment scheme and its manager on grounds of misleading conduct

Micro-bonds issue by Dutch self-storage company (Q4 2015)

Acting for a Dutch self-storage company on the online offering and issue of micro-bonds to retail investors, including legal engineering, advising on related regulatory aspects, preparing an offering memorandum and drafting legal documentation

DAFS compliance framework for listed multinational (Q3 2015)

Drafting a compliance framework for a listed multinational covering all aspects of Dutch financial law as laid down in the Dutch Act on Financial Supervision (‘Wet op het financieel toezicht‘) and applicable European legislation, as part of a company-wide compliance assessment program​

Launch of (loan based) property crowdfunding platform (Q3 2015)

Advising on the key legal aspects, including regulatory framework, of the first Dutch (loan based) property crowdfunding platform, including advising on its successful application for an exemption with the Dutch Authority Financial Markets (AFM) and drafting legal documentation

Providing strategic advice on the offering of investment objects (Q2 2015)

Providing strategic advice with regard to the Dutch regulatory regime on the offering of investment objects, as laid down in the Dutch Act on Financial Supervision (‘Wet op het financieel toezicht‘)​

Issue of mortgage-backed bonds (Q2 2015)

Acting for an investment company on the offering and issue of mortgage-backed bonds to investors in The Netherlands, including advising on the regulatory framework and drafting legal documentation, such as a prospectus

Equity investment round in software company (Q2 2015)

Acting for a professional VC fund on its equity investment in an innovative software company which develops and markets cloud-based data, study and clinical trial management solutions for healthcare organizations, including performing a legal due diligence investigation and drafting legal documentation

Providing advice to a life insurance company (Q2 2015)

Providing advice to a life insurance company with regard to the implications of a judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union ​

Equity investment round in healthcare company (Q2 2015)

Acting for a professional VC fund on its equity investment in a healthcare company which develops and markets an innovative early warning detection system to monitor a.o. epilepsy patients, including performing a legal due diligence investigation and drafting legal documentation

Niche accelerator crowdfunding campaign (Q2 2015)

Acting for a Dutch niche accelerator on the offering of convertible notes as part of its online crowdfunding campaign

Convertible bond issue by European property group (Q2 2015)

Representing one of Central and Eastern Europe’s leading commercial property groups on the issue of intragroup convertible bonds, including drafting legal documentation​

Unlawful insurance company reclaim (Q1 2015)

Representing several dentists with regard to an unlawful reclaim of funds by a Dutch insurance company

Series B preferred equity investment in healthcare company (Q1 2015)

Acting as corporate transactional attorney on a Series B preferred equity investment round in a Venture Capital-backed, innovative healthcare company which develops and markets solutions for better diagnostics in primary care and emergency medicine, including drafting legal documentation